Monday, July 19, 2010

The Plot Line

Carol Whitely (The Everything Creative Writing Book) writes that characters can't exist in a vacuum. To be three-dimensional, they must act, react, move forward and backward, learn, live, and grow. "In other words, they need a plot—" She states the five essential elements of plot are:

1. The introduction
2. The trigger event
3. Events to solve the problem
4. The climax
5. Resolution

Sounds easy—a lot like the story arc—Beginning, Middle, End.

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Regards,
Mac

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